Cheap hotels near Artis Zoo in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam’s Artis Zoo, short for Natura Artis Magistra (“Nature is the teacher of art”), offers an impressive array of outdoor zoological displays (polar bear swim anyone?) and 19th-century buildings housing nature exhibits.

Located in the Plantagebuurt, the expansive zoo today encompasses a planetarium, aquarium, butterfly garden as well as the main zoological museum.

Each year, September is known as “discount month” here. Ticket prices are slashed and locals flock to see the animals. It’s also fun to visit during feeding times. Check the zoo's Web site for more information.

Hotels near the Artis Zoo: The Plantagebuurt is just east of Amsterdam’s city center and offers a solid variety of budget hotels and in a relatively quiet part of town. From here, it’s a ten-minute walk to most main attractions.

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Hotel Hortus, Amsterdam

Address Plantageparklaan 8 (Plantagebuurt)

EuroCheapo Review: The super-affordable Hotel Hortus recently went through an upgrade, adding affordable new double rooms in an officially "smoker friendly" environment.... read review

7.1 Guest Rating

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Ibis Amsterdam City Stopera, Amsterdam

Address Valkenburgerstraat 68 (Plantagebuurt)

EuroCheapo Review: The Ibis Amsterdam City Stopera is a massive chain hotel, offering 207 three-star rooms (50 of which have canal views) at surprisingly reasonable rates.... read review

7.7 Guest Rating

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Hotel Hermitage, Amsterdam

Address Nieuwe Keizersgracht 16 (Plantagebuurt)

EuroCheapo Review: The Hotel Hermitage offers 22 St. Petersburg-style rooms near the Rembrantplein and the newly opened Hermitage Museum.... read review

7.2 Guest Rating

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City Hotel, Amsterdam

Address Utrechtsestraat 2 (Grachtengordel South)

EuroCheapo Review: The 16-room City Hotel is a solid two-star property located in the center of Amsterdam's action, between the shopping street Utrechtstraat and the café-packed Rembrandtplein.... read review

7.9 Guest Rating

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Beagle Houseboat, Amsterdam

Address Oosterdokskade (next to Amstel Botel), (Old Center)

EuroCheapo Review: Are you open to sharing a cabin with three other guests near the Old Center? Climb aboard?... read review

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